Arjuna is used in Ayurveda for prevention of many heart-related concerns like angina, coronary artery, high cholesterol and blood pressure. Research also indicates presence of naturally occurring enzymes, anti-oxidants and nutraceuticals in it that are significant for proper functioning of the heart muscle. It gives strength to the heart and controls the cholesterol levels. It helps healthy cardiovascular functions and is one of the most effective herbs in preventive heartcare. It is an anti-oxidant and anti-hypertensive. A potent cardiac tonic, it reduces cholesterol and fat. It support fracture healing. It supports urinary tract health. It is used in the management of diabetes. It combats debility and enhances vigor. It gives relief in anginal pain.
Akhrot or Walnut has anti-oxidant properties that help to remove old damaged skin to improve skin texture and tone. It’s anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties fight against acne, pimples, and wrinkles as well as improve its elasticity. It is high in vitamins, minerals and proteins, which help to keep skin hydrated and also nourish, making it soft and supple. It helps to lighten dark circles and delay ageing. It has detoxifying and cleansing effect on the liver. It also has anti-diabetic and anti-arthritic action. It curbs constipation, aids weight control, reduces stress levels and builds immunity.
Amla or Gooseberry is known for its multiple health benefits and is an ace antioxidant with high vitamin C. It is known to be excellent for strengthening bones. It has high calcium content and also helps reduce osteoclasts that break up bones. It also nourishes the skin via encouraging elastin and collagen production and also supports the internal linings and mucous membranes. In addition, it supports digestive function, liver rejuvenation, blood purification, and arterial wall cleansing. It’s a tonic for a clear mind and protects the eyes. It helps the body get rid of toxins and free radicals, and rejuvenates the various body systems. It reduces inflammation and empowers immunity. It guards against bacterial and viral infections. It boosts metabolism and slows down the ageing process. A powerhouse of nutrition, it is packed with benefits for overall health. It is a powerful anti-oxidant with high vitamin C that boosts the production of collagen. It strengthens hair follicles. It has valuable anti-dandruff and conditioning properties. It is a natural coolant that nourishes the scalp. It curbs split ends, hair loss, hair odour and premature greying. It is enriched with natural anti-oxidants and vitamin C that help to reduce signs of premature ageing, like wrinkles and fine lines. It protects the skin cells against UV rays. An exfoliant, it renews and rejuvenates the skin. It helps to get rid of toxins and fights free radicals. It tones and tightens the skin. It counters blemishes, pigmentation and age spots. It stimulates collagen production.
Ashwagandha (Winter Cherry) is one of the most valuable plants in Ayurveda with a multitude of benefits. It guards against gout, reduces swelling, alleviates pain, supports cartilage strength and improves joint motility. It prevents uric acid build-up. It is helpful in relaxing blood vessels and stimulating circulation. It relieves stress and anxiety. It has a strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. It balances auto-immune response. It is also believed to reverse the signs of ageing. It relieves stress and anxiety and thereby addresses high blood pressure. It is helpful in relaxing blood vessels and stimulating circulation. It has a strong anti-oxidant effect that is helpful for the heart and also in the management of diabetes. It protects and promotes cellular health. It empowers physical and mental performance. It is an effective immune-modulator and balances immune reactivity. It also benefits the nervous system. It supports sexual health by improving virility and vitality. It improves overall brain function and uplifts mood. It calms the nervous system and relieves stress and anxiety. It is helpful in relaxing blood vessels and stimulating circulation. It has a strong anti-oxidant effect that is helpful for the heart. Anti-ageing, it protects and promotes cellular health. It empowers physical and mental performance.
Alsi (Flax Seeds) have anti-oxidative properties and also noted for anti-carcinogenic action. In addition to omega-3, potassium, vitamin E, they contain other essential fatty acids required by the body especially for transmitting nervous impulse, and thus useful for nerve related issues like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. They protect cellular health. They are effective in menstrual cramps and menopausal transition. A good source of fibre, they aid in digestion, prevent constipation and balance hunger pangs. They are very good for heart as they help regulate cholesterol levels & aid in weight loss. They also protect against atherosclerotic cardiovascular related problems. It contributes to a smoother skin by enhancing innate moisture levels. Soothing and relaxing, it relieves tiredness and body stress. Anti-ageing with high concentration of omega 3 fatty acids, it prevents fine lines and firms the skin tone. It has potent anti-inflammatory action that heals and repairs damaged skin. Flax Seeds are most enabling for transmitting nerve impulses, and thus useful for addressing nerve related pain and inflammation. With anti-inflammatory properties, they alleviate joint and knee pains as well as morning stiffness. They ease the condition of chronic arthritis and rheumatic pains.
Apricot is rich in vitamins A & C, it helps to maintain skin’s suppleness, radiance and elasticity. It promotes cellular turnover that clarifies the skin tone and smoothens fine lines. Rich with retinoids, carotenoids and three different fatty acids, it supports the skin structure, counters sagging and diminishes spots and pigmentation. It has a light nutty aroma that evokes a sense of wholesomeness. It induces relaxation and balances mood and emotions.
Aralu has a stabilising effect post-pregnancy. It helps relieve bloating and abdominal pain. It has digestive properties that improve gut function. It helps to counter and reduce inflammation in the body. It fights bacterial, viral, fungal, and moulds' infections. A digestive support, it stimulates absorption of food and assimilation of nutrients.
Asana is widely used in reducing blood sugar levels and triglycerides. It helps in management of diabetes. It has anti-bacterial and astringent properties that help to heal cuts and bruises and give relief in skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. It aids in reducing weight and cholesterol levels. It helps in rejuvenation of tissues.
Arni (Indian Headache Tree) is effective in decreasing the force of contraction of heart. It boosts the immune system and purifies the blood. It is also good for the liver and skin. It helps reduce swelling and inflammation. It is also a digestive herb and works to detoxify the body by getting rid of all the accumulated wastes within. It alleviates symptoms related to jaundice, piles, constipation, impaired digestion, painful urination and retention of urine.
Ashoka is considered a woman's best friend as it helps to manage uterine health and all related problems. It helps counter different kinds of fungal and bacterial infections and is considered as a panacea for gynecological disorders. It is also known as a womb rejuvenator. In Ayurveda, it is believed to prevent miscarriages. It has aphrodisiac properties.
Amoora or Rohitaka Herb is effective in liver, spleen and blood disorders. It protects liver from toxicity. It is useful in jaundice, diabetes and urinary problems. It improves appetite and counters intestinal worms. It is beneficial for the skin and in leukoderma.
Argan Oil is a rich source of vitamins A, C and E, and is packed with anti-oxidants, linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids. It tames frizziness and fly-away hair. It repairs hair damaged from heat styling or heavy sun exposure. It revitalises hair growth for more bounce and body. It makes hair healthier, manageable and lustrous.
Ajwain or Carom is most effective in indigestion and bloating. It is a powerful detox herb that also cleanses the stomach and the uterus. It supports liver and spleen health. It has fungicidal and germicidal properties. It gives relief in respiratory ailments like asthma and bronchitis. It is also considered to counter premature greying of hair. It is beneficial for urinary health. It gives relief in vomiting, hiccups, abdominal colic pain and bloating. A natural aphrodisiac, it improves strength. It brings back appetite and interest in food. It is good for cardiac health. It is also useful in addressing eye concerns. Detoxifying, it purifies the pores, curbing skin infections and inflammation like pimples, boils and eczema. With anti-bacterial action, it supports skin health and resilience. It stimulates blood circulation and removal of toxins. It helps release muscular and nervous stress. Carom or Ajwain is most effective for easing earaches, headaches and migraines. It greatly eases joint pains and arthritic inflammation. It combats congestion and gives respiratory relief. Ajwain is most effective for easing earaches, headaches and migraines. It greatly eases joint pains and arthritic inflammation. It combats congestion and gives respiratory relief.
Akarakarabha or Pellitory is an aphrodisiac. It helps enhance testosterone levels, libido, sperm count and fertility. It evokes desire and stimulates blood supply to the genitals. It counters erectile dysfunction and impotency. It addresses urinary tract infections. It empowers the immune system.
Ananas or Pineapple is effective for stimulating digestion and appetite. It is also recommended for stronger bones and healthier gums. It supports heart health and immunity. It gives relief in bronchitis. It helps prevent free radical damage. It softens skin and heals cracked feet. It prevents hair loss and counters inflammatory scalp concerns.
Avocado Oil is a rich source of vitamins A,E, D, chlorophyll, as well as fatty acids especially oleic acid that work together to intensely hydrate and protect the skin. It stimulates collagen production and improves elasticity for smoother tone. Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, it accelerates wound healing and repairs damaged skin.
Badam or Almond counters premature aging. More of a seed than a nut, it contains healthy fat and high protein. Packed with fibre, calcium, magnesium and vitamins, it helps lubricate the skin and all tissues, relaxes the muscles, and supports the micro-circulatory channels. It improves memory, intelligence and brain function. It is enriched with vitamins A, B, E that are anti-ageing. It is light in texture and can easily penetrate the skin. It deep cleanses the pores and brings suppleness and glow. Intensely nourishing, it repairs light wrinkles and fine lines. With skin clarifying properties, it reduces under eye dark circles, sun tan and enables an even skin tone. It has an abiding and luxurious aroma that is both soothing and stimulating. Vitamin rich and anti-ageing, it dispels negative thinking and has an empowering effect. It gives a warm sense of comfort and security. Deeply healing and nourishing, it is noted to enhance intellectual energy. Badam helps lubricate skin tissues, relaxes muscles and blood vessels, and empowers the micro-circulatory channels. It supports pain control and management. It alleviates nervous stress and curbs headaches.
Brahmi is a tonic for brain which helps to soothe the nerves and boosts memory. It protects the brain from oxidative and neurotoxic damage. It enhances cognitive ability and mental clarity. It helps to reduce nervous tension, anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. Packed with anti-oxidants, it is particularly powerful in countering toxins that are connected to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Dementia.
Bael or Wood Apple has a powerful anti-inflammatory. It maintains blood sugar levels and is a heart tonic. It soothes the stomach and thus helpful in addressing ulcers and acidity. It also acts as a laxative, is antidote to internal parasites and infectious forms of diarrhoea, combats inflammatory bowel disorders, and keeps the intestines healthy. It is a source of multiple minerals and especially rich in vitamin C. It has a great liver-protective effect and also stimulates the immune system.
Bentonite Clay is a mixture of minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium, formed from volcanic ash. It shrinks the size of pores, which helps in keeping face clean and blemishes free.
Bharangi (Turk Turban Moon) or Blue Glory is very powerful herb that supports a healthy respiratory system. It is beneficial in preventing allergic rhinitis, asthma, fever and other inflammation-related problems. It has expectorant properties. It is beneficial in common cold, cough and tuberculosis. It has anti-microbial properties and helps eliminate worm infestations. It improves appetite.
Bakuchi (Babchi Seeds) boosts the immune system and enables the process of blood purification. It is used to prevent bleeding disorders and worm infestation. It counters inflammation and indigestion. It is beneficial for skin and relieves various problems like leucoderma, skin rash and infections. It improves intelligence. It is anti-ageing and rejuvenative.
Bay Leaves matured help in cold and infections. They are helpful in balancing circulation. It helps in management of obesity by enhancing fat metabolism. It is effective in lowering cholesterol and supports cardiovascular health. An antidepressant, it helps facilitate good sleep. It also relieves oral bad odour and is good for dental health.
Babool or Gum Arabic Tree is considered to be effective in the treatment of eczema. It helps to rejuvenate the skin and keeps infections and rashes at bay. It relieves symptoms of tonsillitis. It is helpful as a vaginal cleanse and counters leucorrhea. It is popular for maintaining oral & dental hygiene and health.
Bala (Country Mallow) is used to improve sperm count and motility. It is beneficial for both male and female infertility. It supports the immune system and gives strength. It is a nervine and uterine tonic. It calms the mind. It is used in management of piles and arthritis. It gives relief in gout and inflammatory conditions. It improves skin texture and glow. boosts physical endurance and sexual strength, along with providing relief from anxiety. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and tonic, its extract is helpful in alleviating conditions of fever, fits, rheumatism, colic and irritable bowel syndrome. It helps in weight management and also supports nervine and heart health. It enhances moistness in tissues. It has purifying, strengthening and revitalising properties that enable hair growth. It curbs inflammation, dandruff and hair loss. Supportive to neurological health, It helps relieve headaches and pacifies stress. It curbs hair fall and nourishes the roots for hair growth, renewal and vitality. It is a nervine and uterine tonic. It has a calming effect on the mind.
Bhringaraja (Eclipta) has essential vitamins and minerals that boost hair growth and stimulate blood circulation to the scalp enabling better nourishment. It helps add lustre and reduces dryness. It is helpful in countering conditions of dandruff or lice infestation. It is an overall tonic for rejuvenation and longevity. It supports liver and gall bladder health. It counters cirrhosis. A rejuvenator with anti-ageing properties, it empowers memory, vision and hearing. It is rich with nutrients that stimulate blood circulation to the scalp enabling better nourishment. It reduces dryness and endows lustre. It curbs dandruff and lice. It is an overall tonic for restoring hair vitality. It revitalises hair follicles and enables hair growth. It reduces breakage and split ends.
Bhumyamalaki or Stonebreaker is very effective for liver, kidney and gall bladder disorders. It also counters urinary tract and bronchial infections. It is noted to be beneficial in fever, flu, diabetes, jaundice, asthma, liver cirrhosis, inflammation of spleen, and viral hepatitis. It helps with indigestion and acidity. It promotes healthy skin.
Broccoli Oil deeply penetrates and moisturises for sustained hydration. Rich in vitamins B, C, A, K and other enzymes and nutrients, it exfoliates and renews the skin at a cellular level. Light and easily absorbed, it endows the skin and hair with a rich natural silkiness and smoothness. It protects the skin from UV damage. It reduces redness and relaxes.
Black Tea is packed with anti-oxidant properties that help in stimulating hair growth and prevent premature hair loss. It is an excellent natural hair color. It helps in providing shine and luster to dull and damaged hair. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties soothe the scalp and remove the dead skin cells. It helps to alleviate dandruff and itchy scalp condition.
Chandan Oil is also known as Sandalwood Oil. It has skin-friendly cleansing and lightening properties that reduce tan, smooth out discolorations, fade out scars tissue, acne scars, blemishes and dark marks. It moisturizes and hydrates dry flaky skin. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial anti-septic, anti-aging, emollient, and astringent. Its cooling effect reduces the itchiness of the skin and helps to get rid of infections easily. Chandan calms the mind and encourages relaxation. It counters conditions like headaches, insomnia and stress. It relieves muscle, skeletal and neural pain and spasms. It alleviates inflammation and promotes healing. It curbs redness & itchiness.
Coconut or Nariyal is highly regarded in Ayurveda. It is high in vitamins and minerals. It helps tighten skin tissues and protects the skin from UV rays. It counters many infections like candidiasis. It nourishes and invigorates the body and enhances sense of satisfaction and contentment. It improves vision. It is effective for male infertility. It is an abundant source of fatty acids that deeply moisturise, hydrate and condition the skin. It fights free radicals and boosts collagen levels. It tightens and firms the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It acts as an anti-bacterial shield and tackles fungal infections. Cooling and calming, it has a nourishing effect on scalp health. It moisturises and smoothens hair for softer and lustrous feel. It curbs dandruff, frizz and split ends. Nariyal is highly regarded in Ayurveda. It eases arthritic inflammation, promotes blood circulation, reduces swelling and soreness, and relieves joint and muscle aches. It empowers the immune response, promoting healing.
Chana invigorates the skin cells and fights against wrinkle-causing free radicals. It repairs sun-induced skin damage, counters effect of harsh chemicals and improves skin texture and complexion. With cleansing and clarifying properties, it reduces fine lines, dullness and dark spots. It protects the natural pH of the skin.
Chirayata or Chirata helps stimulate the liver and improves bile secretion. It has blood purifying and detoxifying action. It supports digestive health. It helps in renewal of liver cells and thereby its rejuvenation. It is also beneficial in diabetes. It has anti-parasitic properties. It helps in reducing fever. It strengthens the stomach and is effective in skin problems.
Cucumber has anti-oxidant properties that rejuvenate skin and make it soft and smooth. It helps to reduce skin spots, dark circles, wrinkles and blemishes. It acts as an excellent toner and soothes the skin. It reduces puffiness around the eyes. It improves the texture of the skin and prevents sagging around the eyes.
Celery promotes digestive strength and assimilation. It is beneficial for urinary health. It gives relief in vomiting, hiccups, abdominal colic pain and bloating. A natural aphrodisiac, it improves strength. It brings back appetite and interest in food. It is good for cardiac health. It is also useful in addressing eye concerns.
Calendula is also known as Marigold. It helps in moisturizing softening the hair. It protects hair against damage from UV rays. It hydrates the scalp and prevents dandruff. An anti-oxidant has regenerative properties that stimulate hair growth. It has a cooling and soothing effect on the scalp. It reduces hair brittleness and increases hair volume. It helps to condition and enhance the skin tone. Its anti-bacterial properties help to reduce skin inflammations flare-up. Its anti-oxidant properties protect cells from free radical damage; diminishing the presence of wrinkles and age spots. It protects the skin from UV rays and oxidative damage. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to cure rashes, sunburns, and minor cuts, scrapes.
Chamomile has anti-septic and anti-biotic properties that reduce inflammation, redness and scars. It has healing, hydrating and moisturising action that softens & soothes the skin. It has regenerating, repairing and strengthening properties that keep the skin youthful and refreshed. It reduces blemishes and improves the skin tone with radiance and glow. It has a deep calming effect on body and mind. With sedative properties, it curbs insomnia. It’s healing and hydrating action softens & soothes the skin. It reduces redness and marks and clarifies the skin tone. It has regenerating, repairing and strengthening properties that keep the skin youthful and refreshed.
Calamine is a time-tested mix of healing ingredients that have a gentle toning effect with anti-septic action. It soothes sunburn, rashes, itchiness, hives and insect bites. It fades dark spots and blemishes. It hastens healing from acne and wounds. It clears the skin tone and protects it from the harmful effect of UV rays. It moisturises without oiliness.
Chukander or Beetroot imparts a beautiful blush to the skin. Deeply moisturising, it keeps dryness at bay. It gives a polished silky feel to the skin and makes it softer and lustrous. Rich with anti-oxidants, lycopene and squalene, it enhances the skin’s elasticity and youthfulness. It counters pigmentation.
Chop Chini has an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory action. A diuretic, it protects and promotes kidney function and stimulates urine outflow. It improves immunity. It clears blood impurities and brings down fever. It has important properties that make it useful in combating psoriasis and leprosy. It is calming for the mind. It improves metabolism and helps in weight management.
Cocoa is a rich source of natural anti-oxidants. It has energising and aphrodisiac properties. It is effective in improving blood circulation that helps to soothe and relax. It is said to be helpful in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. It counters lethargy and slowness. It improves the mood and has an anti-depressive effect. It stimulates the immune system and eases rheumatic pains.
Chitrak (Lead Wort) is a carminative herb that is a powerful catalyst for digestion. It is noted to enhance liver metabolism, reduce cholesterol, counter toxicity, and fight obesity. It has anti-inflammatory properties effective in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and skin conditions. It is effective in bronchitis and sinusitis. It helps to boost immunity. It is beneficial in spleen enlargement.
Cranberry has powerful anti-ageing action with its synergistic blend of vitamins A, E along with a rare and rich balance of omega-3, omega-6 as well as omega-9 fatty acids. Deeply nourishing and moisturising, it stimulates collagen, enhances elasticity and sculpts the tone. With protective properties, it repairs and restores damaged skin.
Cocoa Butter has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to fight free radical damage that causes skin ageing. It is high in healthy fatty acids that penetrate the skin for deeper hydration. It helps to prevent skin irritations and naturally soothes dry and sensitive skin. It helps fade the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Dill Seeds give relief in ulcers and abdominal pain. It has protective properties for gastric mucosal and stomach health. It alleviates constipation, indigestion and flatulence. It addresses uterine cramps and menstrual issues. It helps in sleeplessness and calms the mind. It is also beneficial for bone health with its range of minerals and high calcium.
Devadaru (Himalayan Cedar) is a natural pain reliever. It supports neurological health. It alleviates aches, spasms and insomnia. Anti-inflammatory, it relieves swelling, edema, itching and skin problems. It supports respiratory health and counters sinusitis. Deeply detoxifying, it endows body-mind balance. It is an excellent detoxifier with potent anti-fungal properties. It counters skin infections and balances sebum production. Anti-depressant and tonic for the nervous system, it clears away negative and anxious feelings. With soothing and sedative action, it gives a sense of serenity, clarity and grounding.
Dhaniya is a common spice in Indian culinary. It improves digestive strength and assimilation of nutrients. It prevents heartburn and acidity. It is helpful in addressing respiratory concerns. It aids the functioning of the liver, pancreas and intestines. It detoxifies and guards against allergens.
Draksha (Raisins) is a kind of raisin. It has potent antioxidants that have age-defying properties. It is rich in resveratrol that has anti-inflammatory properties that restore cell health and is also a cardio-protective. It protects against UV radiation. It addresses restlessness, fatigue, loss of enthusiasm and enhances endurance and strength. It calms the mind and supports easy bowel movement. It addresses restlessness, fatigue, loss of enthusiasm and helps restore strength. It brings back appetite and zest. It is also useful to prevent excessive thirst, and protects liver and respiratory systems. It calms the mind and supports easy bowel movement.
Dhatura (Thorn Apple) is very effective in chronic asthma. It is also used in skin infections and fever. It helps reduce swelling and pain and therefore used to address arthritic aches. It aids uterine stimulation. It helps reduce headaches.
Dalchini is rich in anti-oxidants and minerals. It boosts cognitive capacity and memory. It has anti-microbial, anti-clotting, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, and aphrodisiac properties. It helps reduce yeast infections like candida. It is a cardio-stimulant and regulates blood sugar. It helps lower cholesterol, and is a detoxifier and decongestant. It nourishes the scalp and imparts a natural hue to the hair. It helps to boost blood flow to the scalp, stimulates hair follicles and enables hair growth. It helps in preventing hair loss, dandruff and itchy scalp. It also acts as a cleanser and removes dirt and dust from the scalp. Its anti-oxidants and vitamins help condition the scalp. Cinnamon has detoxifying and decongesting properties that ease out discomfort as in soreness, swelling and joint and muscle pains. It eases the condition of chronic arthritis and rheumatic pains.
Epitonin or Somlata is effective for pulmonary congestion. It gives relief in asthma and headaches. It is beneficial in muscular and bronchial asthma. It is used for respiratory ailments like mild bronchospasms, allergic rhinitis and common cold. It revitalizes the heart. It helps clear the air passage and aids relaxed sleep.
Elaichi is also known as Cardamom. Noted as the queen of spices, it works as an anti-depressant. It stimulates blood circulation and detoxifies. It also has anti-allergic, immune-enhancing, and aphrodisiac properties. It protects against infections. It alleviates headache, nausea and vertigo. It strengthens the lungs and respiratory system. It is a potent anti-oxidant that enhances circulation and has a detoxifying effect on the skin. It fights infections, allergies and acne and fades spots and blemishes. It has an invigorating effect on the skin and encourages cell renewal for a clearer and brighter tone. It is rich and luxurious in texture. It has a spicy and stimulating aroma that curbs anxiety and fatigue. It awakens the mind and enlivens perception. It brings hormonal balance and alleviates spasms and aches. It has warming and relaxing effect on body and senses.
Epsom Salt gently exfoliates and reduces roughness and patchiness. It clears the pores and reduces blackheads. It also relaxes and releases any pain or tension in the body. It improves overall circulation and brings a sense of balance and calm. It detoxifies and reduces body odor.
Fine-Leaved Fumitory stimulates the functions of liver and gall bladder. An antipyretic, it alleviates recurrent fever, improves perspiration, and is also a blood purifier. It improves digestion and assimilation of nutrients, minerals and water in the body. It tones the urinary system and counters infections.
Green Tea is a popular anti-oxidant that protects cells. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, it helps with weight loss, detoxification, and reducing that feeling of heaviness. It is an anti-inflammatory and has many bioactive ingredients that help with heartcare, boosting immunity and clearing the mind. Research has shown its link to possible prevention of cancer. Its health properties derive mainly from polyphenols that are potent anti-oxidants. It has powerful anti-oxidant properties that help to reduce signs of ageing, such as sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Purifying, it helps eliminate toxins from the skin and supports skin renewal. It reduces redness & inflammation and heals blemishes & scars. It is a natural skin toner that tightens and refines skin texture.
Gular (Cluster Fig Tree) is effective as an anti-diabetic. It helps in lowering higher levels of sugar in blood. It helps overcome fatigue and also stimulates sexual energy. It counters bleeding conditions like nasal bleed, heavy periods, piles and fistula. It gives relief in urinary disorders. It supports female maternal health after conception. It has aphrodisiac properties.
Gajar is a natural source of vitamin K, beta-carotene and other anti-ageing anti-oxidants. It supports eye, digestive, and cardiovascular health. It helps lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, boosts the immune system, reduces inflammation, prevents premature ageing, protects against macular degeneration and detoxifies. It also noted to be an anti-carcinogenic. It promotes cell rejuvenation and skin hydration. It also improves skin complexion. It protects the skin from environmental stress. It has vitamins E and C that help to moisturise without clogging pores. It has great anti-ageing and anti-tan properties that help to clear the skin tone. It penetrates deeply and stimulates cell turnover for skin renewal. It helps to slow down the ageing process.
Genda or Marigold has therapeutic and nourishing properties that protect against hair loss and balding. Volume enhancing, it strengthens hair follicles and prevents breakage. Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, it combats itching, dandruff and dryness. Calming and soothing, it balances mood swings and alleviates anxiety.
Garlic or Lahsun is used in many cultures for thousands of years, research corroborates its role in reducing cardiovascular risk and inflammation. A cardiac tonic, it improves blood circulation and counters cholesterol. It has anti-ageing, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti- arcinogenic properties. It is good for the skin and bones, and improves vigor. Cancer research suggests garlic and its key ingredients as being useful in cancer prevention. It promotes the secretion of gastric juices. It strengthens immunity and vigor.
Glycerine acts as a very effective moisturizer. It makes skin absorb water from air, reducing skin dryness and dullness. It also acts as a natural prevention from fungal infections like eczema and psoriasis. It reduces bruising and facilitates cell repair. It helps in clarifying the skin tone and promotes cell renewal.
Grapeseed or Draksha has potent anti-oxidants that have age-defying properties. It is rich in resveratrol that has anti-inflammatory properties that restore cell health. It is also a cardio-protective. It protects against UV radiation. It addresses restlessness, fatigue, loss of enthusiasm and enhances endurance and strength. It calms the mind and supports easy bowel movement. It brings back appetite and zest. It is also useful to prevent excessive thirst, and protects the liver and respiratory systems. It protects against UV radiation. Rich in vitamin E, it assists in skin repair and tightening. It has anti-septic and astringent properties that support skin health. Its counters oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It restores elastin and collagen at the cellular level, for a youthful appearance. It helps prevent split ends, thinning and hair loss. It provides intense moisturising that reduces dullness and dryness.
Glucose is essential for metabolism and maintaining vital body functions. Available instantly, it is especially needed for brain activities like thinking, learning and coordinating. It is the body’s most preferred fuel source for generating energy and carrying out cellular tasks.
Gandhapura or Wintergreen has anti-septic properties that protect the skin from wounds, cuts and other skin infections. Its anti-ageing properties enhance the skin tone. It helps fade blemishes and prevents acne. It reduces skin irritations and swelling. It is a natural pain reliever that is anti-arthritic as well. It promotes blood circulation. Gandhapura or Wintergreen has anti-septic properties that reduces skin irritations and swelling. It is a natural pain reliever with anti-arthritic benefits. It promotes blood circulation, easing back pain as well as relieving sore muscles and body aches.
Ginkgo fights free radicals and smoothens fine lines and wrinkles. A natural cleanser, it detoxifies the skin of clogged dirt and impurities and enables healthy renewal. It protects the skin from environmental stressors. Anti-inflammatory, it curbs acne and eruptions. It stimulates blood circulation, balances sebum, and promotes cellular turnover.
Gulab (Rose) is the queen of flowers long associated with love, beauty and romance. It uplifts the spirits. It gives relief from constipation, purifies the blood and soothes the mind. It has cooling, cardio-tonic, anti-inflammatory, and aphrodisiac properties. It is also useful in alleviating conditions connected to menopause. It helps balance the hormones and creates a sense of overall wellbeing. It helps to prevent redness and inflammation. It has excellent emollient properties for moisturising dry skin. As a natural astringent, it tightens pores and restores skin suppleness.
Gandrayan or Smooth Angelica has been used to stimulate appetite, improve digestion and calm colic concerns. It is a bactericidal. It enhances the natural production of stomach acid. It improves blood circulation. It is also useful in ailments of the respiratory system like bronchitis and asthma. It supports prevention of atherosclerosis.
Gorakhmundi helps remove toxins from the body. It is helpful in prevention of chronic skin problems like psoriasis. It also prevents urinary tract infections. It stimulates the immune system and useful in expelling uric acid and parasitic worms. It improves sexual vigor and is intellect promoting. It provides relief in haemorrhoids and in the management of venereal diseases.
Gokhru (Land Calotrops) has multiple benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-gout, a muscle relaxant and helps in the management of inflammatory arthritis. It also helps regulate several hormones of the body especially related to the reproductive system and sexuality. It also acts as a diuretic and is therefore helpful in addressing kidney and uro-genital health. It is said to prevent the growth of kidney stones in conjunction with diet and lifestyle. It boosts body strength and vitality.
Giloy (Heart-Leaved Moonseed) is known to strengthen immunity and vitality. In Sanskrit, it is referred to as "Amrita," meaning elixir of immortality, due to its great life-saving and immunity-enhancing properties. It helps flush out toxins and rejuvenates the body's functioning. It is high in anti-oxidants and has anti-ageing properties. It is considered to be anti-diabetic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-allergic, anti-stress, liver-protective, and immune-modulatory. It is an overall rejuvenator and counters sexual weakness. It is beneficial for gastro-intestinal health. It supports sexual vigor as also heart health. It reduces stress and anxiety. It balances neuro-endocrine functions. It is a liver-protective.
Ginseng is said to enhance bodily energy and stamina, increase fertility, relax the nervous system, balance hormonal functions, improve mental awareness, lower cholesterol, and increase immunity and resistance. It is helpful in alleviating conditions of anemia, depression, fatigue, hypertension, insomnia and stress. It is a liver-protective and increases absorption of nutrients.
Hemp Seed is high in anti-oxidant and hydrating properties. It enhances skin elasticity and helps to retain moisture. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also helpful in addressing skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and sun-induced damage. Rich in vitamins A, C and D, it makes the skin softer and smoother in overall tone.
Haldi (Turmeric) is packed with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It is an all-rounder among therapeutic herbs. It possesses various bioactive properties to counter ageing and protect the integrity of the skin by upholding its texture and elasticity. It is also anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, and an immune-stimulant and cardio-protective. A traditional home recipe involves mixing it along with pepper in milk or a healthy oil to increase its bio-availability and absorption. It is also useful in protecting brain health and improving learning, moods, and long-term memory. It has various bioactive properties to counter ageing, detoxify, rejuvenate, tighten and protect the elasticity and integrity of the skin. It is high in anti-oxidants that slow down cell damage and hasten healing. It reduces pigmentation, scars and clarifies the skin tone. It counters the adverse effects of UV radiation. It is a potent fungus-fighter. Turmeric is packed with anti-inflammatory properties, providing relief in chronic pain and arthritic aches. It is an all-rounder among therapeutic herbs. High in anti-oxidants, it slows down cell damage and hastens healing. It is a potent fungus-fighter.
Hing (Asafoetida) improves appetite and enhances digestive power. It has carminative properties that help expel gas. It is also a cardiac tonic. It improves eyesight. It cleanses bodily channels. It relieves worry, depression and lethargy. Packed with anti-ageing properties, it also promotes skin and scalp health. It improves eyesight.
Indain Valerian is a tonic for the nerves and calms the mind. It reduces stress, anxiety, blood pressure and depressive tendencies. It supports restful sleep and sense of stability. It is beneficial for the eyes and also has anti-epileptic properties. It enhances brain power and memory. It aids blood circulation and hence good for the skin.
Indian Privet actually means that which protects. A versatile herb, it has analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory and anticonvulsant properties. It is found to be effective in alleviating arthritis, ulcers, sciatica and low back pain. Traditionally, it's also used in case of intestinal worms, skin concerns, nervous issues, menopause, and yeast infections. A bronchial relaxant, it improves respiratory function and other inflammatory conditions like tonsillitis. It is also seen as a brain tonic.
Indian Sarsaparilla is among the best detoxifying herbs. It helps in purifying the blood and improves skin texture. It supports female gynecological health by addressing concerns such as leucorrhea. It helps clear and combat infections. It is good for reproductive health in both males and females. It increases the strength and vitality of the body. It is a good brain tonic. It also provides relief in case of osteoarthritis and gout.
Jaitun Oil is power packed with nutrients that fight hair loss, stimulate growth and restore strength for longer and lustrous hair. It intensely moisturises and reduces scalp irritation. Rich with anti-oxidants and smoothening squalene, it has a deep penetrating action for cell turnover and renewal. It is enriched with vitamin E, which supports skin health in many ways. Anti-ageing, it intensely moisturizes and protects naturally from UV rays. With exfoliating, healing and nutritive properties, it keeps the skin and pores clear. Rich with anti-oxidants and smoothening squalene, it has a deep penetrating action for cell turnover and renewal. It has deep penetrating action, supporting skin health in many ways. With pain relieving properties, it curbs arthritic pain and chronic inflammation. It has an inhibitory effect on inflammatory processes. It is most enabling for bone health and neurological wellness.
Jojoba is full of natural nutrients and anti-oxidants that help to tame inflammation, reduce fine lines, control acne breakouts, protect from environmental stressors and heal sunburn. It provides deep hydration and nourishment, enabling a healthy glow. Rich in vital vitamins and minerals, it helps slow down the signs of ageing. Its mild and gentle action is very calming for sensitive skin. It helps to promote hair growth and add volume to thinning hair. Its anti-bacterial properties help to protect and soothe the scalp. It promotes hair growth and lends shine, elasticity and softness. It helps to repair hair damaged by environmental stressors & also by heating & styling.
Jeera or Cumin Seeds is beneficial for digestive, respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems. It stimulates digestion and absorption of nutrients. It prevents acidity, flatulence, intestinal gas and nausea. It helps reduce cholesterol and aids in weight loss. In Ayurveda, it is considered among the best overall tonics.
Jatamansi (Spikenard) is a brain tonic. It boosts learning and memory. It has calming properties that help relax and uplift mood. It is helpful in conditions of anxiety, stress, spasms, and hysteria. A natural anti-depressant, it enables better sleeping. It helps reduce restlessness, aggression and hyperactivity. It is also beneficial for the skin, hair, liver and heart.
Jaggery or Gur is a traditional natural and healthier alternative to sugar. Unlike sugar that has empty calories and is acidic, jaggery is full of minerals and nutrients and has a salubrious alkaline effect. Deeply detoxifying and nourishing, it is beneficial for digestive and respiratory health. It has blood purifying and liver cleansing action. It boosts energy, metabolism and hemoglobin count. It also strengthens bones. It relieves constipation, eases aches, protects against cough and cold, and balances mood swings.
Jasmine revitalises damaged hair and nourishes scalp tone. Anti-inflammatory, it enables skin healing and protects it from environmental stressors. It encourages hair growth and curbs frizziness. It improves blood circulation and has a sedative action, relieving stress and headaches. It enhances the skin tone and upholds elasticity. Anti-inflammatory, it enables skin healing and protects it from environmental stressors. It improves blood circulation and gives a natural flush and youthful appearance to the skin. It reduces fine lines and age spots. It has active moisturising and nourishing properties, and a mood uplifting effect.
Jaitun is also known as Olive. It is enriched with vitamin E which protects skin health and prevents inflammation and acne. It has anti-ageing properties. It moisturizes skin by penetrating deeply into the pores and helps to restore skin smoothness and protects naturally from ultraviolet rays.
Jamun or Black Plum is effective in hyperglycaemia. It enables proper functioning of insulin and helps reduce sugar levels in urine. It also regulates blood pressure and aids in weight loss. It addresses erectile dysfunction, as well as female and male infertility. It helps overcome tiredness. It prevents indigestion. It is also recommended for eliminating intestinal parasites.
Jivanti is considered as a stimulant and nourishing tonic. It addresses fatigue, weakness and lack of energy. It raises physical strength and has rejuvenating properties. It enhances vigor and fertility. It also improves vision and empowers immunity. It addresses blood disorders like heavy bleeding in periods.
Jaiphal or Nutmeg is an aphrodisiac and overall tonic. It is an effective sex stimulant that improves endurance and sexual performance. It also provides relief in cases of diarrhea, insomnia, depression, dehydration, and skin ailments. It helps reduce sputum and thus effective in cough and cold. It counters urinary tract infection. It provides relief in allergic rhinitis. It detoxifies and improves skin tone.
Kokilaksha is an aphrodisiac and considered to prevent impotence and spermatorrhoea. It is also effective in conditions of jaundice, rheumatism, and for improving uro-genital health. It is noted to protect against gallstones and kidney stones. It stimulates the male genital system and counters sexual debility, premature ejaculation and erectile failure.
Kala Jeera or Caraway has a plethora of vital vitamins and anti-oxidants. It promotes digestive health. Cleansing and detoxifying, it has anti-ageing, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Bronchial relaxant and expectorant, it supports respiratory health. It provides a sense of serenity, improving sleep.
Khamaan Kabir or Elder Berry has potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Rich with phytonutrients and vitamin A, it prevents wrinkles as well as fades age spots. With astringent effect, it tightens skin and smoothens complexion. It has detoxifying action and clears skin infections. It protects the skin against environmental stressors.
Kantakari or Wild Chamomile is useful in fat metabolism and weight management. It alleviates muscular pain as well as rheumatic and arthritic related concerns. It improves muscle and joint movement. It combats the collection of fluids in tissues and cavities of the body. It is also noted to support the respiratory system and throat, like in bronchitis and tonsillitis. It boosts strength and immunity. It improves digestion. It has anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a skin-friendly herb which protects the skin from damage and aids in the process of generation of new cells and provides moisture to the skin. It helps in healing most of the skin problems such as blemishes and dark spots. It help in preventing cough, cold, asthma and such other respiratory tract infections.
Kulatha or Horse Gram is useful in controlling urinary tract infections. It is excellent for reducing fat. It helps in disintegration and dissolution of kidney, bladder and gall stones. It gives relief in diarrhoea, colic pain, intestinal worms, piles and constipation. It induces menstrual periods. It helps to lower cholesterol. An anti-oxidant, it combats free radical damage.
Kapur or Camphor is helpful in addressing cough and cold ailments. It calms nasal blockage. It acts as a carminative and expectorant. It supports blood circulation as well as respiration. Having sedative properties, it calms the nervous system in convulsions and epilepsy. It has soothing and cooling properties that reduce itching and inflammation. With astringent action, it tightens the skin and prevents acne and pimples. It fades scars, counters fungal infections and reduces dark circles around the eyes. It also helps the skin to heal from burn marks and bites. It softens cracked heels and fights toe and nail fungus. Camphor or Kapur is helpful in addressing cough and cold related congestion and respiratory discomfort. It supports blood circulation and has calming and sedative properties. It alleviates itching and inflammation.
Kokum is also known as Mangosteen. It is rich in vitamin E that nurtures and protects the skin cells. It is a natural moisturising agent which restores suppleness and deeply hydrates & nourishes skin without clogging pores. It has rich anti-oxidant properties that help to reduce the incidence of wrinkles. It improves the skin tone and its elasticity. It enables healthy cell regeneration.
Kalamegha or Green Chiretta is useful as an anti-parasitic and liver protective. It is beneficial in jaundice and liver disorders. It relieves worm infestations. It is a blood purifier. It is a stimulant and tonic for the liver. It supports skin health. It has an anti-microbial and anti-oxidant action. It induces perspiration and is useful in alleviating fever. It is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda. It is believed to be a panacea for health problems. It is known to protect against infections and allergies. It is found to be helpful in flu, fevers, coughs, colds, chest infections, sinusitis, and ulcers. It helps address auto-immune concerns. It also helps lower blood sugar levels. It is a liver tonic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic.
Kuth or Costus is a prized herb recommended in Ayurveda for overall rejuvenation. It is useful in alleviating inflammation and relieves joint aches and pains. It promotes the healing of wounds, ulcers and skin. It improves complexion. It enhances white blood cells and boosts immunity. It is also an anti-biotic herb that combats infections.
Karela is also known as Bitter Gourd. Anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, it is also of great use in addressing concerns related to piles, leprosy, ulcers, pains, diabetes, jaundice, and venomous bites. It cleanses the liver, boosts your immune system, and is great for glowing skin and hair. It helps in weight loss and is useful for managing blood sugar and cholesterol.
Kapikachu or Cowhage is known for its aphrodisiac properties and its influence on increasing testosterone production. It uplifts moods and enhances sexual performance. In lactating mothers, it improves the production of breast milk. It helps in promoting fertility and improves erection. It helps to relax and de-stress.
Ksheer Shaka is an energy booster that curbs muscle weakness. It counters stress and improves sleep. It is greatly beneficial in addressing auto-immune problems as well as rheumatic concerns. It promotes digestive health and empowers brain activity.
Kakra Shringi is a hair tonic that greatly enables lustrous hair growth. Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, it supports scalp health and fights inflammation and infections. With soothing action, it pacifies swelling, pain, headaches and stress.
Kala Tila or Black Sesame has anti-oxidant properties that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also acts as a natural sunscreen and protects the skin from UV rays. It clarifies the skin tone, reduces dryness and endows luster. It deeply moisturises and hydrates the delicate skin, protecting thus from dryness and itchiness. It has analgesic and pain relieving properties especially useful in chronic and traumatic conditions of pain. Anti-inflammatory, it eases pain and inflammation in case of gout, arthritis and topical burns. It alleviates discomfort of spasms and menstrual cramps.
Aloe Vera or Kumari has a plenty of anti-oxidant and nutritional qualities. It protects epithelial tissues and promotes relief and recovery of damaged skin, including the skin present in the gut, bronchial tubes and genital tracts. It has an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory property. It encourages cell growth and healing. It relieves strained micturition and constipation. It addresses urinary tract disorders. It improves digestive functioning and counters acidity. It stimulates enzymatic activity and helps release metabolic wastes. It invigorates cellular metabolism. Rich with essential amino acids, it supports skin proteins like collagen and elastin. It promotes cell turnover and renewal with its potent anti-ageing properties. It makes the skin firmer by stimulating collagen production. It adds strength and moisture to the hair. It soothes the scalp and stimulates hair follicles for hair growth by enhancing blood circulation and oxygen flow. Kumari or Aloe Vera is soothing and rejuvenating. It protects epithelial tissues and promotes relief and recovery of damaged skin tissues along with easing joint pains and aches. With anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, it encourages healing by enhancing blood circulation and oxygen flow.
Kanchanar or Bauhinia is beneficial in conditions related to thyroid, tonsils, goitre and other glandular concerns or cysts of uterus, fibroids or tumour. It protects against liver enlargement and empowers liver functioning. In Ayurveda, it is used extensively for treating skin, leprosy, intestinal worms, wounds and ulcers. It greatly enables the lymphatic system.
Kankola or Tailed Pepper benefits the urinary and respiratory tracts. It relieves water retention and intestinal gas. It is helpful in addressing amoebic dysentery. It fights afflictions of the mucous tissues as may be of the mouth, respiratory tract, or reproductive and urinary tracts. It balances menstrual disturbances and is helpful in erectile dysfunction.
Karanj is helpful in preventing allergies related to skin, cold & cough. It also promotes early healing of wounds and counters boils, abscess, and eczema. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties help to prevent bloating, flatulence and stomach infections. It detoxifies the vagina and helps uterine disorders.
Kali Mircha or Black Pepper has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, it is useful in fighting against common colds, congestion, sore throat and sinusitis. It is believed to greatly enhance immunity and eye health. Its unique copper content supports immunity and thyroid activity. Carminative, it helps in passage of gas, improves gastro-intestinal enzymes secretion, and helps digestion and intestinal motility. It is a powerful anti-oxidant protecting cells as well as good for cardiovascular health. It is effective for clearing sinusitis and nasal congestion. It help prevent skin ailments such as acne, wrinkles and dark spots. It helps to remove toxins from the body, leaving skin soft and radiant. It helps in combating obesity and in recovering the stain. Anti-oxidant and anti-depressant, it boosts metabolism and immunity. It has detoxifying and exfoliating action. It dislodges dead skin cells. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that prevent eruptions and offer protection from infections. It warms up and enhances circulation in the soles of the feet. It reduces the condition of tired feet and has a refreshing action.
Kamala or Lotus is beneficial in addressing uterine disorders. It is also involved in the production of collagen, which helps in strengthening skin, blood vessels, and organs. Good for heart health, it also acts as a vasodilator: it relaxes blood vessels, promotes blood flow, and reduces strain. It aids smooth bowel movement. It also improves the health of hair, skin and eyes.
Kapur Kachri or Spiked Ginger Lily is effective in respiratory disorders, cough and cold. It is beneficial in case of internal injury and local inflammation. It helps in asthma. It supports oral health. It helps in lowering blood glucose level as well as blood pressure. It is a vital herb in overall skin care and cure. It helps to keep the skin cool and refreshed. It moisturises and stimulates blood flow to the skin maintaining its tone. Anti-microbial and anti-septic, it is useful in preventing skin problems such as discoloration, rashes, wounds, scar pigmentation and acne. It helps counter chronic skin stress.
Kankola or Tailed Pepper benefits the urinary and respiratory tracts. It relieves water retention and intestinal gas. It is helpful in addressing amoebic dysentery. It fights afflictions of the mucous tissues as may be of the mouth, respiratory tract, or reproductive and urinary tracts. It balances menstrual disturbances and is helpful in erectile dysfunction.
Kesar is also known as Saffron. It increases skin brightness, clears blemishes, and improves the skin tone. It helps stimulate blood circulation and enhance oxygen flow to the skin. It imparts luminosity to the complexion. It has healing properties that repair skin damage and aid recovery. With anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is effectively treats acne breakouts. It gives a natural glow and freshness to the skin.
Kala Namak or Black Salt is a digestive stimulant. It regulates natural production of acids in the stomach and stimulates bile production in the liver. It helps in digesting foods and enables appetite. It counters acidity and heartburn, and reduces acid reflux. It reduces intestinal gas and flatulence. It is helpful in case of iron deficiency in anemia.
Kasni or Chicory is rich in iron and vitamin A and thus beneficial in anemia. It supports digestion and promotes blood cleansing and circulation. Its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties offer protection against bacterial and viral infections. It’s a liver tonic and also helps in weight loss. It counters stress, anxiety and depression.
Kumkumadi is a traditional preparation in Ayurveda with saffron as the core ingredient. Considered a youth elixir, it endows luminosity and radiance. It clears blemishes, fights free radicals, stimulates circulation and improves oxygen flow to the skin. It greatly improves complexion. With healing properties, it repairs skin damage.
Lemongrass Oil is an ace revitaliser that curbs hair loss and supports scalp and hair health. A natural deodoriser with anti-fungal action, it fights dandruff as also lice. Moisturising, it prevents dryness and itchiness. It strengthens hair follicles and boosts hair growth. Naturally fragrant, it relieves anxiety and headaches and has an energising effect. It has cleansing, healing, anti-septic and astringent properties. It disinfects and shrinks pores, strengthening skin tissues and lifting the skin. It keeps the skin feeling fresh and debris-free. It is a natural deodoriser and relieves headaches. It also has anti-fungal action. It is both stimulating and soothing.
Lajjalu or Touch-Me-Not literally means the shy one, as it is a touch-sensitive plant. It is beneficial in various uro-genital infections. It has anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, and anti-ulcer properties. It is useful in diarrhoea, dysentery as well as heavy periods. It addresses skin and blood related concerns.
Lodhra or Lodh Tree is effective in menstrual disorders. It is recommended for gynecological problems. It is a uterine tonic. It is believed to be helpful when troubled with frequent miscarriages. It nourishes the skin and counters acne, wrinkles and other ageing symptoms of the skin. It has anti-diabetic and liver-protecting properties. It has astringent and scalp-protective properties. It revitalises hair roots and prevents premature greying. Anti-bacterial, it heals any furuncles, bleeding or boils. Rich in phytoestrogens, it curbs stress and depressive mood. It nourishes hair and scalp, bringing greater vitality and volume.
Lavang or Cloves act as an expectorant and relieves irritation and itchy feeling while coughing. It is useful in alleviating body aches and inflammation. It helps improve digestion. It fights skin infections caused by bacteria, virus and fungi. It has anesthetic properties that relieve stomach pain in vomiting and diarrhea. Cloves or Lavang is useful in alleviating body aches and arthritic inflammation. It eases toothaches and headaches. With natural anesthetic and analgesic properties, it reduces the sensation of pain.
Lataakasturi or Musk Mallow is an evergreen shrub. It has a cooling, moistening and nourishing effect on the body. A rich source of dietary fiber, it has many health benefits in alleviating conditions related to asthma, bronchitis, cough, nausea, diarrhea, itching and uro-genital health. It also calms anxiety, nervousness and stress. It supports muscle strength. It has aphrodisiac and anti-spasmodic properties. It stimulates sexual desire and is an overall tonic. It cleanses the urinary system and enhances sperm production. It is power packed with anti-oxidants that rejuvenate the skin. Known as the ‘natural botox plant,’ it has remarkable collagen protecting and boosting properties. Cooling and nourishing, it helps to reduce blemishes, acne scars, spots, inflammation and effects of photoageing. It clears the skin tone and gives it a natural luminosity.
Lemon or Nimbu has digestion-stimulating, immunity-boosting and detoxifying action. It reduces indigestion and addresses gastric concerns. An anti-oxidant, it is good source of Vitamin C. It supports the health of liver, skin, lungs and intestines. It is useful in weight loss. It relieves bad odor in breath. It is an appetiser. It is useful for prevention of germs and viruses. It has calming properties. Rich in vitamin C, it rejuvenates tired-looking skin. It has firming and lifting action. Its anti-septic properties help in reducing pimples and blackheads. It also reduces excessive oil on the skin. It makes the skin softer and clarifies the skin tone. It combats cellulite and enables lymphatic drainage. It is loaded with essential sources of vitamins C & B, folic acid and minerals that help to strengthen hair follicles and make hair thick and strong. It has anti-fungal and anti-septic properties, which prevent dandruff and other scalp eruptions & irritations. With many natural healing properties, it is effective in clearing the scalp of dead cells and unclogging hair follicles. Nimbu helps relax blood vessels, alleviates arthritic pains and counters cartilage degeneration. Anti-inflammatory, it reduces joint and muscle pain, curbs cramps and supports musculoskeletal health.
Lavender has anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties that help to fight bacteria that cause acne, itchiness and inflammation. Its anti-oxidant properties protect the skin against environmental stress. It also helps in healing burns and scars. It keeps the cells healthy and boosts their renewal process. It reduces redness and patchiness and clarifies the skin tone. It improves blood flow to the skin, reducing dullness and pallor. It has a pleasing and pacifying floral aroma. With anti-septic, anti-inflammatory and deodorant properties, it fights bacteria that cause odor, itchiness and inflammation. Lavender has anti-inflammatory properties, combating itchiness and soreness. Potent analgesic, it alleviates headaches and migraines, curbing depressive tendency. It helps in healing burns and scars. It improves blood flow to the skin, boosting renewal and recovery.
Manjistha is good for the skin and also supports uterine and urinary health. It is useful in the management of chronic skin infections and pigmentation problems. It helps regulate blood pressure and prevents blood clot formation. It is helpful in balancing irregular menstruation. It helps reduce freckles and other discolorations. It promotes the healing of acne and skin tissues. It promotes skin glow. It promotes faster and healthier hair growth with its detoxifying and rejuvenating properties. It is also a natural hair color that provides gentle coverage for grey hair. It is soothing and reduces stress. It curbs dandruff as also scalp sensitivity. It reduces freckles and other discolorations. It prevents chronic skin infections and pigmentation problems. It promotes the healing of acne, skin tissues and enhances skin glow. It calms inflammation and rashes. It helps to rejuvenate dry skin and enables even skin tone.
Mulethi or Licorice is effective as anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-ulcer, and anti-oxidant. It is also a skin lightening agent. It is noted to improve the viscoelastic and hydration properties of the skin. It protects the skin against UV rays. It is an aphrodisiac and strengthens immunity. It helps in relieving pain and discomfort in the abdominal region. . It acts as an antacid and reduces irritation to peptic mucosa. It is helpful in case of chronic gastritis and hyperacidity. With skin clarifying properties, it addresses uneven skin tone and illuminates complexion. It is noted to improve viscoelasticity and hydration for more youthful skin. It protects against UV rays and reduces redness. It offers natural protection against pigmentation and melasma.
Mandukparni or Indian Pennywort is a tonic for the brain. It soothes the nerves and boosts memory. It helps reduce nervous tension, anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. It also helps in case of gastritis, acid reflux and loss of appetite. It slows down ageing and is effective for skin related concerns. It empowers the immunity overall. It is also helpful in respiratory conditions like bronchitis and asthma.
Mehendi or Henna has cooling & soothing effects along with anti-fungal action. It helps to prevent dandruff, dryness, itchy scalp, breakage and split ends. It deep conditions and protects the hair shafts. It improves hair elasticity for more volume and luster. With its innate burgundy-like hue, it acts as a natural hair color.
Meshashringi or Gymnema is effective in hyperglycaemia. It promotes the secretion of insulin and helps with proper glucose utilisation. It supports healthy liver function. Good for improving digestion, it is beneficial in weight management. Given its naturally sweet property, it lowers the craving for sweets. It brings balance in urinary function and neuro-endocrine functions.
Methi or Fenugreek plays a key role in maintaining heart health. With its high content of potassium, it helps counter the action of sodium, thereby managing the heart rate and blood pressure. A multifaceted herb, it has a beneficial effect on the digestive system, aids in constipation, enables detoxification, and reduces heartburn. It stimulates the liver and spleen. It is useful in the management of diabetes. It regulates gastric secretions and increases the bile flow from the liver. It relieves rheumatic pains and muscle aches. It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has nutrients like calcium, iron and phosphorus that are needed for healthy bones and tissues. It has excellent anti-oxidant properties to counter premature greying, baldness, hair loss, split ends and dandruff. It is rich in proteins and essential nutrients that promote thick and frizz free hair. It helps to moisturise hair and lends luster and bounce. It strengthens hair follicles and controls excess oil on the scalp.
Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth is a mineral rich clay that purifies the skin. It adds nourishing natural oils to the skin, giving it a polished feel and glow. It helps dislodge blackheads, release dead skin cells and even out skin tone to brighten complexion. It has anti-septic and soothing properties that help in case of sunburn, rashes and infections. It stimulates blood circulation and lifts the facial skin naturally.
Madhu or Honey is a power house of nutrients and anti-oxidant agents that help to cleanse the skin, improve its moisture level and prevent breakouts. Its anti-ageing properties decrease the appearance of scars and help in tissue regeneration. It has potent anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that counter the onset of infections. It heals cracked and chapped lips. Ultra-hydrating and soothing, it gives a natural glow and dewiness to the skin.
Manjuphal or Gall Oak is beneficial in problems related to abdominal and uterine health. It is also beneficial for oral and dental health. It supports digestive health. It is useful in case of bleeding problems like heavy periods and gum bleed. It is recommended in case of prolapsed uterus as well as for care of reproductive organs. It gives relief in diarrhoea and dysentery.
Musali is prized in Ayurveda as a restorative for immunity and health. An aphrodisiac, it is recommended for boosting energy, stamina, and sexual health. Used in conjunction with other herbs, it holds many benefits for addressing conditions like reduced virility, low libido, muscular weakness, osteoarthritis, diabetes. It is also given to mothers post-partum given its benefits for the reproductive system. It improves sperm count, serum testosterone levels, as also testicular functions.
Malakangni or Intellect Tree acts as a memory and intellect enhancer. It helps to improve concentration, alertness, and other cognitive functions. It strongly stimulates the neuro-muscular system. It is a memory-boosting herb, and a powerful brain tonic. It has anti-oxidant properties, which help reduce oxidative damage of the neurons. It also has a calming effect that helps induce sound sleep.
Noni has immunomodulatory properties and empowers your innate immunity. By activating multiple immune cells, it promotes the body's natural defence system. It helps balance the hormones affecting mood, emotions and sleep. It is considered as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and also a memory booster and liver-protective.
Natural Vitamin E is used as a vitamin supplement. It is noted as an anti-oxidant and anti-ageing agent. It reduces the formation of free radicals from exposure to UV rays, and promotes healing. It strengthens the skin's barrier function, reducing water loss. It also protects the skin's lipid balance. It fights free radicals and promotes skin healing. It strengthens the skin's barrier function, reducing water loss and protecting the lipid balance. It smoothens spots, scars and marks, and upholds skin elasticity and vitality.
Neem or Margosa is an evergreen tree that Ayurveda holds in high regard. It enhances immunity and has anti-bacterial properties. It helps in renewal of the skin cells and their healing. It is said to have a cooling effect on the skin, including the internal skin linings. It also promotes the health of the digestive tract, purifies the blood, counters acidity and tones the eyes. It is used to prevent pimples, redness and scars. It is helpful in premature greying and dandruff. It has exceptional medicinal properties. It contains high level of anti-oxidants that protect the scalp from environmental stressors. It is high in essential fatty acids and vitamins. It is easily absorbed by the scalp skin and alleviates any swelling or inflammation. Its anti-septic properties keep infections at bay. It gets easily absorbed by the skin and rejuvenates it, improving its elasticity. It also smoothens wrinkles and fine lines, fighting the signs of ageing. It helps to reduce redness and inflammation.
Nagakesar or Cobra’s Saffron is a versatile herb with anti-inflammatory & anti-allergic properties which are useful for skin related disorders like burning sensation, itching, scabies and leprosy. It has skin retexturing, toning and firming properties. It is used for preventing bleeding piles and menstrual bleeding. It also helps to improve digestion and reduces the harmful effects of toxins.
Nagermotha or Nut Grass is useful for managing skin problems like eczema and itching. It calms nervous activity, enables better sleep, and helps in addressing mental health concerns. It improves digestive functioning and expels toxins and worms. It provides relief in vomiting and diarrhoea. It is also useful for promoting liver and lung health. It also improves lactation. It is effective in weight loss as it helps remove excess fat. It has potent anti-inflammatory & anti-allergic properties that greatly improve scalp health and vitality for healthy hair regrowth. Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, it is useful in addressing other skin disorders and afflictions, including scabies and leprosy. It has a detoxifying effect and is an overall tonic. It pacifies headaches and migraine.
Nishpav or Hyacinth Bean is a nutrient rich source of protein, potassium, calcium, vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, iron, amino acids and fiber. It supports digestive and respiratory health. It helps in regulating weight. It curbs insomnia and stress. It promotes immunity, reduces inflammation and fights carcinogens. It protects against sunstroke and nausea.
Natural Gum, obtained from wood pulp, is a plant based alternative to gluten. It acts as a binder for viscosity and has emulsion stabilising properties. It provides smoother surface spreadability, enhancing coverage and protection. It also helps in neutralising free radicals activity. It acts as a film-forming agent and further has a moisturising effect.
Nilgiri or Eucalyptus has healing properties that reduce skin eruptions. With anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it effectively heals wounds, cuts and infections. An excellent cleanser, it supports skin health and reinvigorates the skin, taking away tiredness and muscular tension. It has diuretic properties. 7. Nilgiri or Eucalyptus is most reinvigorating as it reduces tiredness and muscular tension. It alleviates headaches, earaches, joint and muscle pains as well as soreness and swelling. It relieves stress and fatigue as well as congestion and discomfort due to infections and environmental stressors.
Nirgundi or Hemptree actually means that which protects. A versatile herb, it has analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory and anti-convulsant properties. It is found to be effective in alleviating arthritis, ulcers, sciatica and low back pain. Traditionally, it's also used in case of intestinal worms, skin concerns, nervous issues, menopause, and yeast infections. A bronchial relaxant, it improves respiratory function and other inflammatory conditions like tonsillitis. It is also seen as a brain tonic.
Narangi or Orange is high in vitamin C and citric acid. It helps in drying up acne and unclogs pores, preventing breakouts. It helps to reduce blemishes & dark spots. It has wondrous anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties that keep the skin moisturised, refreshed and toned, giving it a soft radiance. It uplifts mood and mind. It’s refreshing aroma brings on the bright energy of cheer, pleasantness and positivity. With anti-depressant and sedative action, it relaxes and alleviates anxiety. It helps balance blood pressure. It boosts drive and libido. It peps up clarity and cognition.
Nishoth or Turpeth is beneficial in stomach disturbances like flatulence, indigestion and acidity. It prevents constipation and stimulates bowel evacuation. It helps to provide relief in the symptoms associated with hemorrhoids like itching, irritation, redness, soreness and swelling around anus. It helps detoxify and supports liver health.
Oats contain a high proportion of minerals. They are among the highest in grains with iron, zinc and manganese. They are noted to be useful for nerve health. They have anti-inflammatory and immune-regulatory properties. They benefit the digestive tract and metabolism. They soften the gastro-intestinal tract when taken with water.
Orchid Tree is beneficial in conditions related to thyroid, tonsils, goitre and other glandular concerns or cysts of uterus, fibroids or tumour. It cares in case of liver enlargement and helps liver functioning. In Ayurveda, it is used extensively for treating skin, leprosy, intestinal worms, wounds and ulcers. It enables the lymphatic system.
Oregano has been used in many cultures as a wonder herb for healing. It is an immune booster. It is helpful in bronchial and lung health. It alleviates conditions of rheumatoid arthritis, skin infections, diarrhoea and insect bites. It gives relief in stress and also menstrual cramps. It is an anti-fungal and noted as a natural anti-biotic. It has powerful healing action. It supports respiratory health and hormonal balance. It has strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It stimulates and strengthens immunity and curbs chronic fatigue. It relieves swelling and itching. It boosts circulation and has an invigorating effect on body and mind.
Papaya or Papitaa is among the best natural sources of vitamin C, ample vitamin A and high potassium, which are essential to enabling a strong immune system. Coupled with many more minerals, nutrients and vitamins, its synergistic effect empowers its anti-oxidant and immunity-enhancing impact. It works very well for digestive and heart health. An anti-inflammatory, it helps in addressing symptoms related to asthmatic, arthritic and rheumatic concerns. The enzymes present in papaya remove all traces of roughness and flakiness, bringing deep hydration for smooth skin. It counters fine lines, tan, age spots and clarifies the skin tone. It clears blemishes and combats pigmentation. It enables collagen production and enhances skin elasticity.
Pudina or Peppermint is used for alleviating indigestion, nausea, feeling of sickness, cramps, colic and period pain as well as chronic gastritis. It enhances the taste perception of drink or food and thereby aids salivation and digestion. It gives relief in inflammation of gums and also relives bad breath or halitosis. It has a calming effect on inflammation. Its astringent, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties support skin health. It invigorates tired and sore feet as well as eases tense muscles. It makes the skin soft and smooth as it dislodges dead cells and stimulates renewal. It has cooling and soothing action that relaxes. It is an effective hair tonic. It helps to neutralize the effect of excessive oil and balance the pH level. It stimulates hair follicles and promotes hair growth. Its anti-bacterial properties help to get rid of dandruff and lice infestation. It also soothes the scalp. It removes malodors from hair & scalp and has a cooling effect. 2. Mint is a most potent analgesic, relieving inflammation like in chronic muscle and joint pains, spasms, headaches and menstrual cramps. With anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties, it alleviates soreness and eases muscle stress.
Pushkarmool or Orris Root is helpful in calming symptoms of respiratory discomfort, cough and chest pain. It is widely used in Ayurveda because of its ability to address angina, gas, hiccups, fever, breathing, low hemoglobin level, edema and oxidative stress. It has many other holistic properties which are at once anti-bacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic and anti-histaminic. It is a wonderful cardio-protective herb. It also rejuvenates the circulatory system and is a tonic for the lungs.
Palandu (Onion) promotes hair growth and reduces scalp infections. It boosts overall immunity and helps in alleviating symptoms related to conditions of high cholesterol, diabetes, joints, digestion, gallbladder function, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, intestinal gas and worms.
Poppy Seed or Khaskhasa help relax muscles and relieve pain, spasms and inflammation. An aphrodisiac, it empowers immunity and endurance. It reduces anxiety, stress, depressive tendencies and enables improved sleep. It is also useful in gastritis and other abdomen conditions.
Prickly Chaff Tree or Apamarga acts as a diuretic. It aids in disintegration and dissolution of urinary stone. It is a wonderful cardio-protective. It has cleansing and detoxifying action. It counters microbial infections and worm infestations. It also improves skin health and prevents itching and urticaria. It gives relief in case of bloating and distention of stomach. It improves digestive strength.
Pearl is also known as Moti. It is a most effective ingredient to protect the skin from sun damage and fight against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Its exfoliating properties help to remove dead cells and rejuvenate the skin. Its anti-oxidant properties help to slow down ageing. It helps in clearing the skin tone and promotes healing renewal. It helps replenish and rebuild the skin’s natural collagen and youthful elasticity.
Pomegranate or Anar refers to the dried seeds of Anardana. It has potent anti-ageing properties. It helps in preventing moisture loss and rehydrating the skin for a more youthful look. It has an overall rejuvenating effect on the elasticity and texture of the skin. It also supports heart and prostate health, and is a great immunity-booster. It is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, it has powerful anti-oxidant properties. Multifaceted, it supports urinary, digestive, skin, heart and prostate health. Also rich in vitamin C, it boosts immunity. It gives glow and radiance to the skin. It is also useful for gum health. A traditional proverb says that one pomegranate can take care of a hundred health problems.
Pistachious or Pista possesses a variety of potent anti-oxidants. It fights free radicals, counters premature ageing and sustains softer & silkier skin tone. Rich with vitamin E and essential oils, it deeply moisturises, protects the cell membranes and improves skin elasticity. A demulcent, it naturally hydrates the skin and regulates sebum production.
Pashanbhed literally means that which breaks stones. It helps to prevent and expel urinary stones and Uri acid calculi. It is a diuretic that counters urine retention. It gives relief in painful passage of urine. It cleanses the urinary bladder and takes care of urinary tract infections. It also has liver detoxifying properties. It acts as a natural anti-septic and anti-fungal agent in countering skin ailments like dermatitis and eczema. It is rich in anti-oxidants that prevent free radicals from damaging the skin cells. It helps to prevent signs of ageing such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and pigmentation. It reduces redness and swelling around the eyes.
Peanut provides wholesome nourishment. Packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals, nutrients healthy fat and amino acids, it builds muscle mass and bone strength. It supports heart health and fights depression. Rich with anti-oxidants like resveratrol, it counters cellular ageing. It boosts fertility and memory.
Punarnava or Hogweed literally means that which renews. It is known to bring back vigor and vitality to the cells. It is among the most important anti-inflammatory herbs. It helps reduce swelling and fluid retention. A diuretic, it supports the expulsion of accumulated toxins via the kidneys and urine. It is noted to be very beneficial in addressing concerns related to gout, urinary tract, and arthritis. It's also a heart and kidney tonic.
Peas are very rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and nutrients that boost the immune system. Good for digestion, it stimulates intestinal peristaltic action. Low in fat and sugar, it supports muscle health and repair. It creates a feeling fullness and releases enduring energy. It balances blood sugar and heightens brain function. It energises blood circulation and metabolism.
Pan Patra or Betel Leaf has carminative and aphrodisiac properties. It provides strength to the body and to the cardiovascular system. It enables digestion and supports vocal and throat health. It increases metabolism and helps in weight management. It addresses erectile dysfunction.
Pippali or Long pepper is key to many purification processes in the body. An immune-stimulatory, it has wide-ranging effectiveness when combined with other herbal preparations. It is effective in removing cold and congestion. It detoxifies and rejuvenates the lungs as a broncho-dilator, decongestant and expectorant. It helps in metabolism and absorption of food.
Pear Seed is anti-ageing and toning. It fights free radicals and smoothens fine lines. Humectant, it helps the skin retain its natural moisture. With its natural enzymes exerting gentle exfoliating action, it clears away dead skin and enables renewal. It enhances skin elasticity and luminescence.
Pitta Papda stimulates the functions of liver and gall bladder. An anti-pyretic, it alleviates recurrent fever, improves perspiration, and is also a blood purifier. It improves digestion and assimilation of nutrients, minerals and water in the body. It tones the urinary system and counters infections.
Prishniparni or Uraria Picta is used in many Ayurvedic formulations for its multiple benefits. Among others, it has anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-gout, aphrodisiac, analgesic, and cardiovascular properties. It is considered to be very effective in the healing of fractures and dislocations. It promotes easier movement of bodily fluids. It also gives relief from vomiting. It is also useful in addressing chronic respiratory concerns.
Phalsa or Black Currant has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help address skin problems like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and others. Powerfully therapeutic, it builds the skin’s resilience and curbs inflammation. Anti-oxidant with high concentration of vitamin C and powerful fatty acids, it has excellent anti-ageing action.
Palasa (Bastard Peak) or Flame supports urinary tract health. A general tonic and an aphrodisiac, it counters impotency and sexual debility. It is also useful as a laxative, prevents worm infestation and aids in healing ulcers. A diuretic, it reduces water retention. It helps in case of abdominal cramps during menstruation as also irregular bleeding. It has blood purifying properties.
Primrose Oil has excellent moisturising and healing properties that improve skin health and suppleness. It reduces dryness, spots, swelling, acne and patciness. With tightening and firming properties, it upholds skin definition and harmony. It stimulates cell renewal and strengthen's skin resilience.
Pumpkin Seed Oil is packed with anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness, itching, acne and swelling. It promotes skin renewal and protects from UV rays. Rich with deeply nourishing essential fatty acids, zinc, vitamins A & E, it supports skin health, firmness and resilience.
Patala or Trumpet Flower Tree is a cardiac tonic and anti-inflammatory. It helps to remove toxins from blood and purifies it. It has neuro-protective and liver-protective properties. It also gives relief in difficulty in urination and frequent urination. It improves digestion, reduces burning sensation, and relieves constipation. It is useful in gastritis and gastric ulcers.It is helpful in case of difficult breathing, vomiting and hiccups. It combats insect bites.
Priyangu promotes hair growth. Nourishing and cooling for scalp health, it reduces swelling and headaches. It nourishes hair roots and calms scalp itchiness. It reduces dryness and dandruff. With detoxifying effect, it is an overall tonic. It strengthens nerves, eyes and brain. It revitalises hair follicles and strengthens the scalp tissue for healthy hair growth.
Ratanjot or Geranium empowers hair strength. It protects hair cuticle, prevents hair fall, curbs premature greying and fights receding hair line and baldness. With astringent properties, it firms and tones the scalp skin and also balances the pH. It has anti-depressant properties and induces a sense of calm and relaxation. Its ability to fade scars as also to renew blemished tissues. Astringent, it tightens and tones the skin. It balances the skin’s pH and reduces the imbalanced distribution of the skin pigment melanin. Detoxifying for skin, liver and lymphatic systems, it has balancing and calming effects on body and mind. It reduces the imbalanced distribution of the skin pigment melanin.
Reetha (Soapnut) has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It counters dandruff and prevents hair loss. It helps in alleviating symptoms related to skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne and spots. It is an excellent cleanser and coolant. It is also considered to have anti-venom properties. It is often used for external application on skin and hair. It is an excellent hair cleanser that also makes hair thicker and bouncy. It prevents dryness of the scalp. A tonic for the hair, it promotes hair growth.
Rosemary is very effective for stimulating hair growth. It prevents hair loss, premature greying, dandruff and scalp irritations. It is also useful in regeneration of damaged hair follicles. It increases bounciness and silkiness of the hair. It has powerful anti-fungal, anti-septic, anti-oxidants and moisturizing properties. It helps to deeply hydrate the tissues and makes skin naturally smooth and supple. It enhances skin elasticity and protects sensitive skin environmental stressors. It has a soothing and softening effect on the skin and supports collagen development.
Revand Chini or Indian Rhubarb herb is effective in liver cirrhosis and jaundice. It is also used in acidity and indigestion. It improves digestive strength. It is a liver tonic and enables proper bile secretion. It counters weight and fat. It has diuretic action. With vitamin A and lutein, it counters free radicals and brings youthfulness to the skin.
Rasna or Galangal is an important plant whose decoction is used to prevent swellings of joints and rheumatic inflammations. It is also a nourishing herb supporting the stomach, lungs and skin, and thus helpful in cases of abdominal pain, bronchitis, cough, psoriasis, piles and others. A powerful anti-toxic, it cleanses the blood of toxins and guards against them as well. It is said to promote youthfulness and longevity.
Rice Oil has powerful hydrating and protective properties. Anti-ageing, it is a natural sunscreen and a rich source of vitamin E and squalene. It smoothens fine lines and supports cellular regeneration. It clarifies under eye skin and prevents dark circles. It builds resilience toward allergies and environmental stressors. It has a balancing effect on senses and secretions.
Rose Hip Seed Oil or Devataruni is rich with anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids that intensely nourish and moisturise the skin. It is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and vitamins A & C, which reduce the signs of ageing like dark spots and pigmentation. It has astringent properties that help to tighten pores and brighten the skin
Shudh Shilajit is a famous mineral in Ayurveda with rejuvenative and aphrodisiac properties. It literally means one who can conquer mountains. It exudes as a resin from the rocks of the Himalayas. Seen as a strength promoter and a remover of weakness, it has been shown to support heart health by lowering heart rates and breathing rates. As an adaptogen, it helps maintain healthy blood pressure in times of stress. It supports brain health. It is known as Ayurveda’s panacea. It has been shown to support heart health and found to be effective for reproductive organs and endocrine glands. It enables high physical endurance and libido as well as enhanced nervine and brain functioning. It empowers the immune system.
Salabmisri or Salep Orchid is a nervine tonic and aphrodisiac. Rich in mucilage when added to with water, it forms a jelly that is useful in diarrhea, dysentery, chronic fevers and also calms the irritations of the gastro-intestinal canal. It increases the flow of blood to the pelvic region enhancing sexual vigor. It is considered to enhance the quality of sperms.
Soybean is a protective bean with high protein, essential amino acids and insoluble fibre. It helps improve metabolism, manage diabetes, support blood circulation, speed up bone healing, and tone the body. When consumed as food, it is processed in different ways to promote digestibility and balance its effects. Research indicates that its estrogenic and anti-oxidant properties could offer immunologic benefits to women during their menopausal stages as well. It reduces visible signs of ageing like wrinkles, age spots, fine lines & blemishes. It is naturally rich in vitamin E, which is a strong anti-oxidant. It improves the firmness of the skin by encouraging the production of collagen and promoting the repair of damaged elastin.
Seb or Apple is a rich source of various vitamins like A, C, E, K, B3, B9, amino acids, flavonoids, and malic and tartaric acids. It neutralizes acid in the body. It helps in digesting food. It helps reduce inflammation and dead cells in skin. It has a positive effect on brain health. It cleanses the liver, cools the blood, and draws out the bile. It is an overall rejuvenator.
Samudra Saunsh or Elephant Creeper is helpful in rheumatic afflictions. It benefits the nervous system and is also a cardiac tonic. It also helps in weight management due to its metabolism boosting properties. It is an aphrodisiac. It is intellect-promoting and anti-inflammatory. It helps alleviate conditions of infected wounds, chronic ulcers, haemorrhoids, and all kinds of inflammation.
Shudh Guggulu or Indian Bedellium has a range of formulations around it in Ayurveda, by using it as a base and combining it with a range of herbs. With its anti-oxidants with rejuvenative properties, it supports the immune system. It helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Given its penetrative equality, it is considered to channel the benefits of herbs deeper into the tissues and also clear out the toxins therein. It also regulates metabolism and helps in weight management. It strengthens the support of ligaments and nerves to various joints in the body. It reduces inflammation and swelling. It stimulates collagen production and firms the skin. Deeply detoxifying, it supports flexibility of joints, reduces fat and provides strength to the skin structure. It has an overall balancing and revitalising effect.
Sajji Kshar or Baking Soda is commonly used antacid, it helps relieve heartburn, acidity, bloating and indigestion by neutralizing excess stomach acid. It gives relief in urinary tract infections as well as in pain or burning during urination. It reduces gaseous distension of the abdomen. It also has anti-bacterial properties. It has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties. It cleans pores, removes dead cells, fights acne and breakouts, brightens skin tone, and has a soothing effect on itchy and inflamed skin. It balances the skin’s pH levels as it exfoliates. It softens calluses. It is a natural deodorant.
Sounf or Fennel seeds aids digestion, relaxes muscle spasms and reduces inflammation. It is traditionally eaten after a meal to support the digestive process. It is useful in relieving biliousness, flatulence and constipation. It helps in evacuation of bowels. It gives relief in case of dry mouth as it stimulates the flow of saliva. It also improves eye-sight. It stimulates collagen production and firms the skin. Deeply detoxifying, it supports flexibility of joints, reduces fat and provides strength to the skin structure. It has an overall balancing and revitalising effect. It is an anti-inflammatory that relaxes muscle stress and spasms and reduces inflammation. Deeply detoxifying, it supports flexibility of joints, reduces fat and provides strength to the skin structure. It has an overall balancing and revitalising effect.
Indian Snakeroot or Sarpgandha helps lower high blood pressure that enhances heart health and prevents other problems related to high blood pressure. Anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, and anti-hypertensive herb, it has relaxing and sedative effects and provides relief in conditions of vertigo, headache and insomnia. It is additionally a uterine stimulant.
Shankh is also known as Sea Shell. Its coolant property improves skin tone and complexion. It is effective in fading acne-scar marks and blemishes quickly. It helps to protect skin inflammation like rashes and itching. It also helps to reduce dark circles, fine lines and also increases the glow of skin naturally.
Shirish or Lebbeck Tree is beneficial in allergic asthma as well as in case of cough, cold and chest congestions. It also has anti-venom properties. It has a pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect on the body, especially aiding skin related concerns. It is also used to address dental problems and eye disorders like night-blindness. It is an aphrodisiac.
Sigru or Drumstick from the Moringa tree is also known as "mother's best friend" as it is a treasure trove of essential nutrients, amino acids and anti-oxidants essential to enhanced immunity and wellbeing. High in calcium, potassium and iron, it has high vitamin C as well as ample vitamins E, B1, B2 and B3. As an anti-inflammatory, it nourishes bodily tissues. It boosts energy levels in a sustainable way. An analgesic, it reduces joint pain. An anti-inflammatory, it addresses conditions related to rheumatism, gout and glandular swellings.
Shikakai is a natural cleanser with anti-fungal properties that nourish the scalp and prevent split ends, itching, dryness and dandruff. It strengthens hair roots, curbs hair fall and delays the appearance of grey hair. It is a great source of anti-oxidants and exerts anti-microbial and anti-lice action. It makes the hair shinier and lustrous. It greatly improves hair texture.
Sandalwood or Chandan calms the mind and nervous system and has an overall cooling effect that counters conditions like headaches, insomnia, and nervous stress. It is intelligence promoting and enlivens the spirit. It has sedative, aromatic, diuretic, disinfectant, aphrodisiac, cardio-protective, haemostatic and anti-pyretic properties. It is a powerhouse of goodness. It counters inflammation and promotes healing. It has a cooling effect that reduces redness & itchiness. It moisturises and smoothens the skin, preventing ageing and sagging. It protects against sunburn and pigmentation. Regenerating collagen, it tightens and tones the skin. It has a woody meditative aroma. It has cooling, calming and nourishing qualities. It has disinfecting properties that fight bacteria, odor and infections. It counters inflammation and promotes healing. De-stressing, anti-ageing and protective, it supports skin health and wellbeing. It is power packed with anti-septic and astringent properties that stimulate blood circulation in the scalp and reduce dandruff. It makes the hair softer and silkier. It prevents dryness and adds bounce and radiance.
Shea Butter helps remove dryness and protects the skin’s natural oils. Its anti- inflammatory properties help prevent acne and heal scars. It contains vitamins A & E that moisturise and nourish the skin. Its anti-ageing properties help to boost collagen production, restoring elasticity and reducing wrinkles. It penetrates deep into the skin, protecting it from sunburn and dryness. A potent healer, it is also beneficial in case of psoriasis and eczema. It is rich in vitamins A and E, which help to nourish dry hair, repair breakage and prevent split ends. It helps to protect hair from UV rays, environmental damage and heat styling. Its moisturising properties prevent many scalp irritations and infections. Rich with essential nutrients, it prevents hairfall and makes hair follicles stronger.
Sage has a high level of vitamin K and other bone-supporting nutrients that are crucial for developing bone density and guarding bone integrity. It improves calcium absorption and uptake. It also wonderfully boosts brain health. It helps prevent the oxidation of brain cells and improves cognitive activity. It uplifts the mood. It is very effective in combating hair loss and baldness. Astringents present in it help to reduce dandruff and prevent clogging of hair follicles. It helps in stimulating hair growth and makes hair thicker, shinier and stronger. It improves hair texture and prevents premature greying. It adds bounce & vitality to the hair.
Saindhava Lavana or Rock Salt is considered the best among all salts. It stimulates appetite and assists digestion. It is useful in heartburn and for reducing acidity in the stomach. It supports therapeutic interventions for rheumatic arthritis and inflammatory skin diseases. It also helps remove dead fat cells.
Salakki is a noted herb in Ayurveda. It is also popularly known as Boswellia. The part used is its exudate or oleo-gum-resin. It is a power anti-inflammatory and helps the body respond to many concerns arising from inflammation. It cares steadily for the joints and relieves pains as in cases of arthritis and cervical spondylitis. As a natural immune-modulator, it helps to modulate the body's innate and adaptive immune response and thus useful in the management of auto-immune concerns.
Saptaparna or Dita Bark is used in Ayurveda to help with fevers, ulcers, and rheumatic pains, among others. It rejuvenates the digestive system. It is noted as a cardiac tonic that helps reduce cholesterol deposits inside the arteries. It purifies the blood and thus useful in many skin concerns. It supports movement and circulation inside bodily channels. It is believed to be a cytotoxic herb that can prevent cancerous growths. It boosts immunity.
Skimmed Milk contains less fat that helps in weight and cholesterol management. Rich in calcium, protein, phosphorous and vitamins A & D, it promotes bone health and reduces incidence of osteoporosis. It helps build and maintain muscle mass.
Shalmali supports sexual health in men, and is beneficial for reproductive health in women. It is effective in skin conditions, haemorrhoids, ulcers and chronic inflammation. It is an aphrodisiac and has nourishing properties. It relieves dysentery and diarrhea. It also improves blood purity and quality.
Shankhapushpi or English Speedwheel is advised in Ayurveda for mental strength, memory, concentration, intelligence and rejuvenation. It helps in addressing nervous debility like sense of weakness, fatigue, low retention and loss of zest & memory. It enhances blood flow to the brain. It helps in relieving anxiety & stress, and induces good sleep. It helps reduce high blood pressure. It is a potent detoxifier and is anti-ageing.
Strawberry is richly moisturising and is also a potent source of vitamins and minerals that stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. Its gentle alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate dead skin, removing flakiness and dullness. An excellent source of vitamin C, it supports a healthy skin with its cleansing and caring action.
Shatavari (Wild Asparagus) is known in Ayurveda as the queen of herbs. It is a reproductive tonic for both men and women. A natural unctuous coolant, it is a digestive aid and has a nourishing effect. It helps in addressing spasms and pain, as also sleeplessness. It balances pH in the cervical region. It supports libido and breast milk in women. It also supports female maternal health and hormones.
Sounth or Dry Ginger is the dried form of Ginger after due process. It is also known as Sunthi. It is greatly useful in building the body's defense. It relieves stress, enhances blood circulation, and aids in constipation. An expectorant, it releases mucus and also opens up the lungs for letting more air in. An anti-arthritic, it counters inflammation. It also promotes digestion, counters respiratory concerns, and is effective in diabetes.
Sunflower is protective and nutrient rich with vitamins A, D, E and carotenoids. It boosts the skin’s resilience and natural barriers and thus protects against bacterial and viral infections. With mild aroma and light texture, it has a soothing and firming effect on skin. Anti-ageing, it stimulates cell renewal.
Stevia comes from leaves that are naturally sweet and offer a great substitute to sugar. It is useful in regulating and managing diabetes and blood sugar. It also curbs indigestion and constipation. With low glycemic index, it provides lasting energy and supports mental activity and acuity. It prevents cavities and supports bone health.
Soy Protein contains vitamin E that helps to renew skin cells. It intensely hydrates and heals and reduces visible signs of ageing, like wrinkles, dark spots and fine lines. It upholds and maintains skin elasticity. It clarifies the skin tone and reduces pigmentation. It improves the skin’s structural harmony and integrity by encouraging collagen production. With anti-oxidant properties, it helps to regenerate skin cells. It is a plant-based protein which is derived from soybeans. It contains fiber, isoflavones, and protein. It is naturally rich source of vitamins and minerals. It provides B-complex vitamins, and minerals, which provides numerous benefits to the body. It helps improve metabolism, manage diabetes, support blood circulation, speed up bone healing, and tone the body.
Talishpatra or Himalayan Silver fir is very effective herb to prevent whooping cough. It is beneficial in case of infections of upper and lower respiratory tract. It gives relief in asthma, bronchitis, hiccups, rheumatism, epilepsy, high fever, and kidney related problems. It supports heart health. It counters indigestion and improves appetite. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties which help in preventing various skin problems like pigmentation and eczema. It helps to remove toxins from the body. It enhances the body's immunity and prevents respiratory allergies and chronic cough.
Tulasi or Holy Basil is power packed with anti-oxidants that rejuvenate the skin. As an anti-bacterial agent, it keeps skin problems at bay. Its anti-fungal properties help to reduce blemishes, acne scars, spots and inflammation. It clears the skin tone and gives an instant glow. It helps to soothe the delicate skin around the eyes. It has a holistic action for balancing body, mind and spirit, making way for more coordinated inner communication and conscious activity.
Tea Tree Oil is rich with natural anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties that protect against infections and inflammation. Revitalising, it nourishes hair follicles, stimulates hair growth and supports scalp health. Its anti-microbial and insecticidal properties curb dandruff and fight lice. It moisturises and conditions the scalp. It is a natural body deodorant. It is packed with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-septic properties that protect against infections and inflammation. It disinfects wounds, scrapes and cuts and prevents bacteria build up in the body. It is a potent mood modifier and uplifts energy levels.
Turnip is nutrient rich with minerals, beta-carotene and vitamins A & C. Anti-ageing, it has a repairing and restorative action on skin. It reduces chapping and roughness. Packed with anti-oxidants, it smoothens fine lines and curbs wrinkles. It has an overall brightening effect.
Trikatu is a herbal formulation in Ayurveda comprising black pepper, long pepper and dried ginger. It supports stomach health by stimulating digestion and absorption. It is also beneficial for liver, gall bladder, and pancreatic functions. It boosts metabolism and immunity. It lowers cholesterol. It gives relief in respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis.
Tamanu Oil is deeply healing with anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It prevents outbreaks and soothes rashes. It is helpful in addressing eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, rosacea and sunburn. Most nourishing and revitalising, it reduces the appearance of marks and scars.
Vetiver is also known as Usira. Its anti-ageing properties help to reduce the presence of dark spots and create a more even skin tone. It helps to address blemishes, unclogs pores, softens the skin, and improves skin texture. It moisturizes deeply and gives a cooling effect to the skin. It helps nourishes, hydrates and soothes dry skin. Its antioxidant properties help to protect skin from environmental stress and make skin appear firmer and more youthful.
Vrikshamla (Indian Butter Tree) is also known as Garcinia. It is most effective for weight loss. It helps regulate fat and carbohydrate metabolism. It helps lower high level of cholesterol in blood. It balances appetite levels and enables optimum body weight. It is a high source of hydroxycitric acid that also helps inhibit fat accumulation. It also gives one a feeling of satiety and reduces sugar cravings. It counters depression.
Vidanga (False black pepper) is an energy-boosting herb and tonic. It strengthens digestion, prevents nausea, reduces nervous debility and clears toxins from the blood and plasma. It counters obesity. It is effective in conditions of chronic cough and colic. It is also recommended for expelling intestinal worms and parasites. It also helps clear toxins from the plasma and lymphatic system.
Vibhitaki (Belliric Myrobalan) is also known as the Fearless one in Ayurveda as it is effective in nourishing all tissues of the body including nutrient plasma, muscle and bone. An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it is an excellent rejuvenating herb. It protects against inflammation in the intestines. It is beneficial for hair growth. It prevents hoarseness of voice and also protects against inflammation in the intestines. It is useful for weight loss and management of diabetes. It has laxative action. It is useful for weight loss and management of diabetes. It also has mild sedative action and useful in insomnia.
Vasaka or Malabar Nut is very effective in respiratory ailments. It is used to relieve cold, whooping cough, asthma and bronchitis. It also helps in controlling bleeding problems such as piles, peptic ulcers, bleeding gums and pyorrhea. It has anti-spasmodic, expectorant and blood purifying properties. It is a wonderful cardio-protective. It also detoxifies the blood. It supports liver health. It also reduces blood sugar levels.
Varuna (Three leaved caper) is a natural blood purifier and removes toxins and waste. In addition to caring for enlarged prostate, it is considered to be a preventive for kidney stones formation and beneficial for overall renal health. It also strengthens bladder muscles. It is a wonderful liver-protective. It can help in addressing worm-infestation. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and contraceptive properties. It provides relief in painful urination and prevents urinary tract infections.
Vacha (Sweet Flag) is said to enhance one’s cognitive abilities as it rejuvenates the brain and nervous system. With its calming properties, it promotes a sense of wellbeing. It is also useful in alleviating symptoms of ulcers and gastrointestinal concerns. In many households in India, there’s a tradition of tying Vacha bracelets for children during teething time so that they can naturally receive its extract and be protected from stomachaches.
Vilayati Sounf or Anise has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Anti-spasmodic, it also eases pains and cramps. It heals wounds and prevents infections and itchiness. It relaxes muscle tension and releases stress. Clarifying and cleansing, it softens and smoothens the skin. It has a calming action.
Vidarikand or Indian Kudzu is a heart tonic and lowers blood pressure. It strengthens the reproductive system and addresses conditions of male and female infertility. An aphrodisiac, it improves sexual performance and promotes healthy semen. It also aids digestive and liver functions. It purifies blood and supports urinary health.
Wheat Germ is very effective in dealing with skin irritations including from dryness and cracking. It helps to fade scars & blemishes. It heals skin damage and stimulates new cells. It is a rich source of anti-oxidants that help to fight against free radical damage. It helps in softening and moisturising the skin to boost its resilience and regenerative powers. It is high in vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage, and enhance elasticity.
Wild Croton relieves gas and bloating and improves digestive strength. It has purgative and laxative properties that give relief in constipation and piles. It is blood purifier and supports liver health. It reduces water retention and inflammation. An anti-pyretic, it is recommended to prevent fever.
Wild Indigo is useful in anorexia and jaundice. It improves kidney function. It counters liver cirrhosis and spleen anomalies. It helps with rejuvenation of liver tissues. It supports both digestive and respiratory health. It has blood detoxifying action. It is useful in fever, injuries and insect bites. It also counters higher glucose levels.
Yavkshar is a natural preparation that gives relief in cystitis and urinary calculi. It helps in urinary and abdominal disorders. It acts as a diuretic. It also enables perspiration. It helps in case of benign prostate enlargement as also in enlarged spleen. It improves digestion and reduces constipation.
Yashad is an ace anti-oxidant that helps fight free radicals and protect skin lipids. It fights acne and breakouts and heals skin tissue. It balances oiliness on the skin and prevents pores from clogging. With anti-inflammatory properties, it has soothing effect on the skin and counters sun-induced tan and irritation.